Vol. 19 Iss. 35

Volume 19 Issue 35 - 09/16/2011

From Where I Sit – A State of Mind

Despite the date (September 7) and the crazy cool, wet summer we’ve had, I just cut some roses in my garden. The scarlet blossom with velvety petals is the stuff of Valentine’s Day ads. The pink ones are the floribunda style typical of hardy Zone 2 shrub roses: flatter profile, fewer petals, and more loosely… Read more »

Write Stuff – E-volution

Ever since the first Neolithic family hunkered down around a fire in their cave, technology has altered our homes. Heated floors signalled status in wealthy Roman houses. Televisions became the focal point in modern living rooms. Now, the digital revolution feeds us constant streams of data on ever-smaller devices. And while those screens might be… Read more »

AUSU Update – September 2011

Update on AUSU awards program AUSU has long had a student awards program to recognize outstanding students and assist those in need. Over the course of the last couple years, though, we’ve sought to revamp and revise our awards portfolio to improve existing awards and add new ones! We now have a wide array of… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Potiche

Film: Potiche (2011) Director: François Ozon Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Jérémie Renier, Judith Godrèche ?Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men?bring them softness, teach them how to cry.? Joan Baez From Earth Mother to Political Saviour, 70s-Style There… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Kristen

Kristen is a Montreal-based country/soul singer-songwriter. While living in New York City she interned at the Brill Building, and from there went on to sing on tracks mixed by Phil Ramone, work with Steely Dan’s live sound engineer, and perform at Rockwood Music Hall and the Bitter End. She recently finished the Tower of Song Tour… Read more »

Did You Know? – Access to Students with Disabilities (ASD)

Are you an Athabasca University student who’s struggling with an educational or physical challenge, physical or psychological condition, or permanent or temporary injury or illness That’s affecting your ability to complete your studies? You may be eligible for special support services from AU’s ASD. Based on the Learning Assistance Centres or Offices of Service to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Monkey See

Today is Curious George creator H.A. Rey’s birthday, and libraries and museums are joining in the celebrations. But George isn’t the only monkey to have made his mark on the literary world. Whether It’s some sense of kinship with the primates or just the entertainment value of a monkey in the lead role, monkeys have… Read more »